Category: South Asia

Prathiba’s election is definite, BJP- third front in shatters

By Neeraj Nanda The events of the last few days have made one thing sure – the definite victory of UPA- Left- BSP candidate Prathiba Patil becoming India’s next President. This became clear after much confusion Kalam backed out, as he would not become a candidate unless assured of a […]

Pakistan ‘building new reactor’

Satellite images show that Pakistan is building a nuclear reactor that could be used to produce weapons-grade plutonium, a US watchdog says. It has warned that its construction could contribute to another nuclear arms race with neighbouring India. The Institute of Science for International Security (Isis) says photos taken earlier […]

1977-2007 : Road to revolution 30 YEARS OF LEFT IN BENGAL

Land reform to industrialisation By Dwaipayan Bhattacharyya THE LEFT Front government’s 30 years in power is a record, not just on the slippery ground of Indian politics but also in electoral politics anywhere in the world. Change and evolution are constants in politics and the CPI(M)-led coalition is no stranger […]

Living in a material world

India is see-sawing between its appetite for spirituality and hunger for consumerist pleasures By Mark Tully SCHIZOPHRENIA IS defined in my dictionary as “a medical condition marked by discon nection between thoughts, feelings, and actions.” There certainly seems to be a disconnection between India’s conversion to market capitalism and its […]

Prathiba Patil’s wrong on veil: Historians

New Delhi, June 18: Rajasthan governor and UPA-Left presidential candidate Pratibha Patil’s remarks on the purdah system came in for severe criticism from historians, some politicians and Muslim groups on Monday, who said the governor had simply not got her facts right. Speaking at a function marking the birth anniversary […]